Cape of Flora – Cape Point’s fynbos

Hugh Taylor: The Fynbos Man

The Shack
The story of one of South Africa’s greatest botanists starts on the wind and wave-scoured plains and outcrops of Cape Point. He was a man so comfortable in nature that he would regularly fall asleep under a tree after lunch. A man whose instinct for plants began here, and brought him back here time and again.

Fun facts about fire

The word ‘fire’ is of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch vuur and German Feuer . Here are 15 other facts you may not have known about fire.

Cape Point fires

Here’s a selection of great fire and firefighting shots taken by Cathy Withers-Clarke, a South African nature photographer and regular at Cape Point.

A taste of Two Oceans

If you’ve never had a meal at the Two Oceans Restaurant at Cape Point, you’re missing out. Here are some pictures to whet your appetite.

Why you need a My Green Card

The TMNP My Green Card is available exclusively to South African residents of Cape Town, and provides the holder with 12 free entries into any of the Table Mountain National Park’s pay points.

The month of love: our favourite pics

It’s that time of the year when everyone gets all mushy  – we see it all over; it happens on TV, at home, at the office and even at Cape Point. But it doesn’t only have to be about romance; love comes in many forms: loving each other, loving nature and even just loving life. These are our favourite pics this month:

10 romantic things to do at Cape Point

 

Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just a regular day, Cape Point is a must-do for a romantic day out. These are some of the things you and your loved one can do at this iconic attraction.

Cape of flames

Fires, fynbos and ‘fire stick’ farmers

Fighting fire
It was 11am when Dean Harrison’s team got the call.  They were working in Tokai, battling the huge Cape wildfire of March 2015 that had started in the mountains above Muizenberg and spread as far as Constantia and Chapman’s Peak. The team of ten brave souls had been at it for four days in a row, grinding out 12 hour shifts in the crucible of smoke and heat.

The Cape Point Explorer bus

Cape Point now has its own dedicated “Red Bus”.

The Cape Point Explorer is a full day’s excursion with an English-speaking guide aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach, featuring a drive through picturesque Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and a visit to Boulders Beach with its famous colony of African penguins. The tour then continues to Cape Point, with an optional hike to the Cape of Good Hope headland.

Two Oceans Restaurant no longer serving West Coast rock lobster

Two Oceans Restaurant at Cape Point will, with immediate effect, no longer be offering West Coast rock lobster (crayfish) on their menu.